Robert M. Martin, Professor BA (Columbia '63), MA, PhD (Michigan '66, '71).

Interests: Philosophy of language, metaphysics.


Description: C:\Users\lib-user\Desktop\RMPhoto.jpgBOOKS:

Epistemology: A Beginner’s Guide. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2010, 178 pp. Audio book, Tullamarine, Australia: Bolinda Audio, 2012.

Philosophical Conversations. Peterborough, Ontario: The Broadview Press, 2006.

Introducing Symbolic Logic. Peterborough, Ontario: The Broadview Press, 2004.

On Ayer Belmont, CA:  Wadsworth Publishing Co., 2001.

On Ockham (co-author, Sharon Kaye) Belmont, CA:  Wadsworth Publishing Co., 2001.

Scientific Thinking.   Peterborough, Ontario:  The Broadview Press, 1997.

The Philosopher’s Dictionary. Peterborough, Ontario:  The Broadview Press, 1991; second edition, 1994; third edition 2002.

There Are Two Errors in the the Title of this Book:  A Sourcebook of Philosophical Puzzles, Problems, and Paradoxes.  Peterborough, Ontario:  The Broadview Press,  1992; second edition revised & expanded 2002; third edition, revised & expanded (again) 2012.

The Meaning of Language.  Cambridge, MA:  The MIT Press, 1987



"Meaning, Overview of Philosophical Theories of" in Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics, 2nd Edition, Keith Brown, ed., (Oxford: Elsevier, 2006) v. 7, 584-590.

Contribution to "Forum on Mutually Assured Destruction", Philosophy Now 37 (August-September 2002), p. 9.

"'Me and Jennifer Went to the Mall': A Defense of Bad English, Sort Of". Dalhousie Review, 83.1 (Spring 2003) 7-28.

Article on the Paradox of Deterrence, Philosophy Now (August/September 2002), 10-11.

"My Childish Fears" (poem), Plum-Line, 1.1 (2001)

"St. Petersburg Paradox", Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward N. Zalta, editor.  Internet publication:

"God Explains What He Does Nowadays" (poem), Dalhousie Review, 76.3 (Autumn, 1996), 418-9.

"In Spite of All Temptations/To Belong to Other Nations", Dalhousie Review, 76.2 (Summer, 1996), 223-5.

"‘Grue’ and Innate Ideas", Felsefe Arkivi 30 (1997), pp. 91-98.  Translation into Turkish Felsefe Arkivi 30 (1997), pp. 99-106.

"On Becoming Internetted" The Queen’s Quarterly 102/4 (1995), 877-891.  French translation:  "Dans les filets dInternet", Horisons Philosophiques, VI, No. 2 (Spring 1996.), 31-41.

"Suicide" Collier’s Encyclopedia.

"The Inadequacy of a Deontlogical Analysis of Peer Relations in Organizations" Journal of Business Ethics 10 (1991), 133-139.

"It’s Not That Easy Being Grue" Philosophical Quarterly 40, No. 160 (1990), 299-315

"Wilson’s Laws and Other Worlds" (critical notice), Dialogue XXVIII, No. 2 (1989), 321-327.

"Using Nazi Scientific Data" Dialogue XXV, No. 3 (1986), 403-411

"How Scientific Laws Can Be About Individuals" Dialogue XXV, No. 2 (Summer 1986) 251-265;

"Suicide and False Desires" in Suicide:  Contemporary Philosophical Issues, M. Pabst Battin & David Mayo, eds., New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1980, 144-150; reprinted in Moral Issues, Jan Narveson, ed., New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1983,  38-42, and in Twenty Questions, G. Lee Bowie et al., eds., San Diego:  Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988, 479-482

"Suicide and Self-sacrifice" in Battin & Mayo, op. cit., 48-68

"Is Intelligence for Real? An Exchange" with T. Tomkow, New York Review of  Books, XXIX No. 1 (4 Feb 1982), 40.

"Towards a Definition of Suicide" and "Should We Attempt to Prevent Suicide?"  Proceedings of the IASP, 1979.

"The Extensionality of Causal Contexts" with A. Rosenberg, Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Vol IV, (1979), 401-408

"Materialism and Evolution:  A Reconsideration" with A Rosenberg, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. VI, No. 1 (March 1976), 127-138

"Materialism and Evolution:  A Rejoinder" with A. Rosenberg, Ibid., 143-144

"The Meaning of Fictional Names" with P. Schotch, Philosophical Studies, 24 (1974), 377-388

"What Follows from ‘I Promise...’" Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. III, No. 3, (March 1974),

"A Reason to Believe in Mind-Body Identity" The Personalist, 53, No. 1, Winter 1972, 80-83.